At the beginning of any family therapy treatment, the therapist will first want to observe the interactions between members and see how they relate to the problem. At the end of these initial sessions, he will be able to identify how the drug addiction affected the mental health of the family and their relationship.
Then, the therapist will consider the personality of each sibling to conceive a suitable therapy plan and improve the way members relate and communicate with each other.
After the counselor explains the basic rules, objectives, and principles of the therapy, the following sessions will focus on finding ways of improving communication, finding power structures and discussing the consequence of the substance abuse.
Towards the end, the frequency of the therapy sessions will decrease, and the specialist will present his review of the family problems and the progress made.
At the end of therapy, the family should have healthy coping mechanisms and a better understanding of each other.